Tag Archives: MacArthur Park

Westlake Park Renamed in Tribute to Gen. MacArthur

June 13, 1942:Westlake Park is being renamed as part of the city’s observances to honor Gen. Douglas MacArthur, commemorating the day he entered the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Marines at Camp Elliott are shocked to see women … … Continue reading

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June 12, 1938

he unidentified Times photographer who took this picture at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street in 1938  had no idea we would be dissecting it today. My best guess is that this is looking south on Alvarado rather than west on … Continue reading

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Home of the week

690 S. Burlington, Los Angeles, Calif.   Above, still standing after more than a century, a few blocks east of MacArthur Park. This home in Pico Heights once belonged to H.R. Lacy, The Times says. According to Property Shark, the … Continue reading

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In praise of artists

So far, I have been bombarded with the location of the "Waltzing Mice" installation and the origin of the quote (Raymond Chandler). But nobody has said a word about the artist. Our old standby Google merely reveals that "Waltzing Mice" … Continue reading

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Location sleuth

Note the neon sign for the Westlake Theatre.   Email me

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Matt Weinstock

July 22, 1957 This is to report that a distressing situation has arisen in MacWestlake Park. Certain pigeons–just a few of the hundreds in the park, mind you–have adopted a decidedly unmilitary attitude toward the recently dedicated statue of the … Continue reading

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